• Time Again

    Time Again

    After a sorely disappointing trek to the world of Taste of Chaos, Jen Cray reveled in the musky sweat of a much more personable Time Again gig at The Social.

  • Iron Maiden

    Iron Maiden

    On their Somewhere Back in Time Tour Iron Maiden resurrects songs from the greatest era of their long career: the 1980s. Jen Cray flew from Florida to New Jersey to catch one of the tour’s limited U.S. dates.

  • Ani DiFranco

    Ani DiFranco

    After being sidelined with tendinitis and the birth of her first child, Ani DiFranco has returned to the road, making her way to Florida for the first time in four years. Jen Cray clocks this show at the Tampa Theatre as her eighteenth time seeing the little folksinger.

  • Riverboat Gamblers

    Riverboat Gamblers

    Riverboat Gamblers are, according to Jen Cray, the best punk rock band to come along in the last decade. When she heard they were in Orlando with Strike Anywhere, she skipped out on the last day of the Langerado Festival to catch their set.

  • Silverstein

    Silverstein

    Screamo rockers Silverstein sold out the Trocadero once again, much to the delight of their multitudinous Philadelphia fans. Brittany Sturges squeezed in to report.

  • They Might Be Giants

    They Might Be Giants

    They Might Be Giants proves itself a gigantic nuclear furnace inside the belly of Orlando’s House of Blues. Rose Petralia basks in the glow.

  • Flogging Molly

    Flogging Molly

    St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and whether you’re of Irish descent or not, this time of year is always appropriate for taking in a Flogging Molly concert. Jen Cray joined the party on their annual Green 17 Tour in Orlando.

  • Langerado Festival

    Langerado Festival

    Langerado is no longer just for fans of jam bands. Now in its sixth year, the Florida festival has expanded into a four day event that scored R.E.M. and the Beastie Boys as headliners. Jen Cray spent some time in the Everglades swamplands to join in on the party.

  • The High Court

    The High Court

    The High Court’s fans were out in full force to welcome their hometown band and the rest of the American Gladitour to the Trocadero. Brittany Sturges finds out what the fuss is all about.

  • Crime In Stereo

    Crime In Stereo

    Crime In Stereo may have been just an opening act on The Chariot’s tour, but in Orlando they played as if they were the main event. Jen Cray made it out for the Saturday matinée show.

  • The Ettes

    The Ettes

    The Ettes chose Winter Park, Florida’s Park Ave CDs to debut their new limited edition yellow vinyl release, Look at Life Again Soon. Jen Cray didn’t need a turntable to hear their songs live.

  • The Audition

    The Audition

    Brittany Sturges finds redemption in a stark Philly church basement. The Audition proves itself a saving grace.

  • NOFX

    NOFX

    NOFX is one of the last true California punk bands to not only still make music, but also still sell out shows. Jen Cray was just another fan inside the House of Blues when the band plowed through Orlando recently.

  • Van Halen

    Christopher Long joined 14,999 other fans at the St. Pete Times Forum for Van Halen’s reunion show — sorta.

  • The Loved Ones

    The Loved Ones

    The Loved Ones had no idea they had so many fans in Orlando. Jen Cray was happy to find that she wasn’t the only adult in town who has a soft spot for melodic punk.

  • The Country Slashers

    The Country Slashers

    Orlando has got a punk scene that most don’t even realize exists. The Country Slashers are one of the best to occupy this eclectic underground world of rowdy rock ‘n’ roll. Jen Cray caught up with them at The Social, alongside another pair of eye opening local acts.

  • Angels & Airwaves

    Angels & Airwaves

    Angels & Airwaves soared into Orlando recently, with a slew of young bands in tow. Jen Cray gave them a shot, but was not quite convinced.

  • The Dollyrots

    The Dollyrots

    The Dollyrots and Suffrajett conquer a small crowd in Orlando, Jen Cray included.

  • Uncle Earl

    Uncle Earl

    Are you ready for the country? Zep-approved bluegrass collective Uncle Earl stop Chris Catania in his tracks with a ferocious Chicago set.

  • Xavier Rudd

    Xavier Rudd

    Austrailia’s answer to Paul Simon and Jack Johnson, one man band folk artist Xavier Rudd, brought his melodic spin on world music to Orlando. Jen Cray was just one amongst many who packed into The Social to witness the event.

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